The crappie are still a good bet here

Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Isabella is holding at 9 percent capacity this week. The crappie are still a good bet here. They have moved deep, but they can be found near structure and in the submerged trees. They are holding from 15 to 50’ deep. The best action has been fishing the trees with medium to small minnows or minijigs. For the deeper crappie it was best with small spoons or crappie jigs. The DFWL stocked trout here two weeks ago and the bite remains fair on dough bait, nightcrawlers and minijigs. The bass action is fair and can be found in the submerged trees, and very deep. The bass in the trees are following the shad schools. The best action is with Heddon Sonars, spoons, underspins, and deep diving crankbaits. The catfish bite remains good on chicken liver, dip baits, and cut baits

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